The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art
This book provides a comprehensive survey of the history and theory of decorative art. The universal human impulse to seek order and rhythm in space and time can be seen in children's play and in poetry, dance, music and architecture, and its prevalence in our every activity calls for an explanation in terms of our biological heritage. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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The Moral Aspect 2 Classic Simplicity 3 Polemics around the Rococo
The Challenge of Constraints
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